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in the mountains, ocean, and air


Steep Powder Caches at Big Sky, Montana

February 21, 2018
Emilie Phillips

We logged 26 miles on the GPS Wednesday. Tyson led Mom and I on the hunt for steeps, trees, and powder. We found blacks so steep Tyson tumbled down them on the end of the Stillwater bowl. We found traverses with blowing snow and flat light obscuring drop-offs that we only found when our skis grew light and our hearts rose to our throats. We found steep trees, and moderate trees, and a few trees with stashes of powder no one else had discovered.

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Big Sky: Lone Mountain

February 20, 2018
Emilie Phillips

We had big eyes the first day. The white bowls above tree line looked irresistible. When we woke, the outside temperature was -9F with a forecast high of 4F.

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